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ambassador is killed in a brutal senseless murder? well you attack the president of the united states and accuse him of siding with the terrorists. sarah palin no. mitt romney. how low can you go? man, that's going to dominate our talk this morning. first, let's take a little time out to get the latest, today's current news update from lisa ferguson joining us from los angeles. hi lisa. early good morning to you. >> hey bill, good morning everyone. we are seeing more political fallout this morning after statements from mitt romney took aim at president obama during the attacks in libya and cairo. tuesday night romney blamed president obama for sympathizing with the attackers and then he double downed on those claims again wednesday morning. take a look. >> the administration was wrong to stand by a statement sympathizing with those who had breached our embassy in egypt instead of condemning their actions. >> romney is basing that off of a statement from the u.s. embassy in cairo saying it does not support the crit
,000 people and the president of the united states who want that speech to go off with sunny skies at that hour of the day, star-filled skies at any rate. in the next hour we'll be joined by two very important leaders in the united states congress, congressman elijah cummings and congressman chris van hollen both from the state of maryland. right now we joined by key delegate congress woman degette. good to have you with us. >> it's great being here. >> bill: your presence and your colleagues next hour reminds us that a lot of what the president wants to accomplish cannot be accomplished unless he has a democratic congress. >> that's right. a lot of the accomplishments we were talking about yesterday were achieved when it was democratic congress. after that it was the party of no. the republicans wouldn't even honor the [ inaudible ] of the united states. so a lot of us are saying, if you like what you're hearing, if you really think we need to move this country forward, then you need to elect 25 more democrats to the house, so we can keep the majority back and we
take on extreme importance. israeli prime minister warned the united states yesterday that if we don't set clear red lines that would determine when the united states would take military action against iran then he said quote, we have no moral right to say they can't bomb iran. he is really -- >> he has been very frustrated because he would like assurances from the united states where it gets to the point where they feel like they are in trouble -- he is more on the end of imminent is now. and president obama is not going to do that in a public or apparently in a private statement. what he said is exactly what he said, this idea about no moral right, and so -- last night, they had an hour-long phone call, the white house and to some extent the prime minister's office are trying to stamp down on this controversy. they understand there is not a security advantage to airing their dirty laundry. >> bill: we have heard there are definite lines, right, that if iran crosses those lines, we would use military force. but we haven't heard the specific line. i just wonde
. >> look at the united states. we're thinking all of the states east of the mississippi plus throwing in minnesota iowa, montana, arkansas, louisiana the dakotas nebraska, kansas, we've lost an area -- larger than half the size of the united states. >> bill: yeah. what's left? california, oregon and washington. i mean -- >> scary. >> bill: that is really scary. now all of that ice melts. where does all of that water go? right? >> right. by the way -- >> bill: glug, glug, glug. >> that's in ten years' time that we've lost that much. that's sort of mind-blowing. >> bill: think how many centuries it took to build up the ice. so anyhow, it is frightening but jim inhoff and all of the other -- they don't care. they don't think it means anything. it is just cyclical. it will all freeze again next year. that's the way it works. mmm, man. what a line-up today. congressman chris van hollen, the ranking democrat on the budget committee. we haven't seen him in studio since charlotte. he was there with us in charlott
nation's capitol. brought to you by the united stated steelworkers, north america's largest industrial union represents over a million active and retired members. their website check them out, usw.org. coming back in this country due in large part to the leader after the united states steelworkers. here is one of many times when mitt romney has said he would repeal obamacare. it was his number 1 promise in talking to bob sheafer just before the supreme court decision, which upheld, right-wing, supreme court john roberts in the lead -- upheld obamacare. mitt romney said what he would do with it. >> if i'm president, we're going to stop obamacare in its tracks. >> bill: well, that was yesterday. today he is saying we will keep parts of throw parts away. we're not sure which parts will stay and which will go. arnold in texas. hi, arnold. >> caller: hey bill how are you doing? >> bill: oh, it's our rovering ambassador. what do you say arnold. >> caller: first of all this was the greatest convention i have ever seen. >> bill: it was great fun. >> caller: my grandfather
new plants and train new workers and create new jobs here in the united states of america. >> mr. obama laid out specific goals and proposals for his second term in office. touching on the economy education, medicare, veterans and making a powerful case that we are better off today than we were four years ago. the address beat out every single other convention speech on twitter. according to the web site, president obama had nearly 53,000 tweets per minute compare that to mitt romney's speech that got just 14,000 a minute. one other interesting note, this was the shortest acceptance speech we've heard from a presidential nominee in the last 36 years. mr. obama clocked in at 38 minutes and 23 seconds. according to research from c-span, the last person to go shorter than that was gerald ford and that was in 1976. bill clinton holds the record for the longest speech. he's coming in at about 65 minutes and that was back in 1996. more bill is coming up live from charlotte after the break. as always, we're hoping you will
crackers in the united states senate would have ever voted for it if the pressure had not come from martin luther king and others with the civil rights movement? no way! look at healthcare reform. president obama could have ever got than passed without pressure from nurses and seniors and consumer groups and activist and labor unions around the country. no way! the truth always is, these members of congress are so entrenched that you have to have that pressure from the outside and it was only by building that pressure from the outside on the inside that president obama is able to get the affordable care act passed and yes, it is going to be the same thing with campaign finance reform. do you think these dodos are ever going to vote on their own for campaign finance reform? no, it will take a major movement on the part of the american people and pressure and demands on the part of the american people to get congress to act. so, i don't know. what do you think about this? 1-866-55-press. republicans are trying to say this
that -- >> it is absolutely true. it takes a lot of patience to be the president of the united states. i'm not that patient. >> bill: i gotta tell you that was a risky move by obama. my wife doesn't have the right temperament to be president. >> when was the last time you called carol temperamental? >> bill: i wouldn't go there. that frying pan would be bouncing off my head. i was surprised. it's a good thing michelle took that the right way. >> yeah, that was thin ice to go out on. >> bill: that was. thin ice indeed. >> bill: joe cirincione is going to talk to us about what the president might accomplish up at the united nations and what the latest is on libya and syria. dave zeron our sports guru, we share him with the "nation" magazine will be here to talk about that incredible bad call last night in the seahawks and packers game and judd legum, of course, it's tuesdays with judd. judd legum from think progress. but first -- >> this is the "full court press." >> good morning on this tuesday. other headlines making news
from the united states capitol building. not much going on here in washington these days. if the president comes back in town, it is usually only to spend the night and then he's back on the campaign trail as he was yesterday in virginia. what a quinky dink. romney and obama both in ohio on the same day and both in virginia this week on the same day. do you think they're coordinating their schedules? maybe they ought to ride on the same bus. make things a lot easier, wouldn't it? we've got lots and lots to talk about here on the "full court press" today and lots you'll want to call about at 1-866-55-press. that is our toll free number. peter ogborn and dan henning as always. team press here. >> happy friday. >> with cyprian bowlding on the cameras. >> nice to see you. >> bill: everything good. "saturday night live" had a lot of fun last night. they did a thursday special. they do this sometimes during presidential elections. and they've got this new guy who plays president obama. >> i like him. >>
, sadly adopted by the united states congress at the request of president bill clinton back in 1993 which said rather than just saying gays can open -- can serve openly in the military which is what we should have done and what clinton should have done, he was afraid of the pentagon, afraid of the generals probably could not get that passed in the congress to tell the truth at that time. so instead an open invitation for gays and lesbians to serve in the military. lgbt folks. he said here's what we're going to have. this policy, don't ask, don't tell. yes, you can serve as long as you never tell anybody you're gay. which was just dumb as hell! and it didn't work, of course. and a lot of really, really good people got thrown out of the military either because they refused to live a lie or because of the fact that somebody ratted on them, knew they had a girlfriend or boyfriend or whatever. ratted on them and they get thrown out and we lost a lot of people particularly a lot of people who spoke arabic and we were really
that was present at the united states rather than when one we got stuck with. jeb made this yesterday. i think he's absolutely right. he made news by meeting reporters up in new york and telling them that in today's republican party, neither his father, pappy bush, h. george h. w. bush nor ronald reagan could get through an election in the republican party. [ technical difficulties ] >> we finished by smashing his guitar on the stage walked off, and the next morning his band announced he was in rehab. the mars rover is still chugging along. it is stopping along the way when it's cameras find something to look at. it found a pyramid shaped rock over the weekend. they pulled out its robotic arm to look closely. >> bill: i ran into a neighborhood of ours yesterday, who is a nasa scientist. i said did you ever get to that mountain? and he said no it takes a long time but we found this great rock yesterday. [ laughter ] >> i love it. white house report tells us that the vice president stopped in at a cafe. ordered food, and offered to buy food for the press co
and put it to work here in the united states. >> obama: after a decade of war it's time to do some nation building right here at home. [ cheering ] >> bill: yes yes, yes indeed. so big line-up today. major garrett from the "national journal" will be here as a "friend of bill." we'll be joined by dave zirin sports editor for the nation to take a look at the nfl deal and we'll go out on the campaign trail with ginger gibson from politico who's been following -- moving around with romney and ryan in ohio. but first... >> this is the "full court press." >> bill, have you downloaded angry birds to your new iphone? >> bill: no, i haven't. i don't know whether it is automatic. >> the most popular and financial successful noble game in history is now getting a spin-off. folks behind angry birds are giving the enemy pigs from that game their own space called bad piggies, the chubby green pigs, the enemies of the birds will get their own game. "daily beast" reminds us that -- >> bill: they make that funny noise. >> angr
the united states. and reducing the amount of sugary drinks that we consume is the simplest diet change that we can make to help lose weight or to maintain a healthy weight. >> bill: michael bloomberg said this is it. we get rid of the drinks, we'll all be healthier. he also said people will live longer. >> this is a single biggest step any city has ever taken to curb obesity. certainly not the last step that lots of cities are going to take. and we believe that it will help save lives. >> bill: save lives make people healthier. michael bloomberg says and besides, we don't want these big 32 ounce drinks because they're hard to carry. >> i don't know if you've ever had a 32 ounce cup. you would have a hard time carrying it. it's enormous. >> bill: well when you're four feet high -- [ laughter ] i guess i shouldn't make fun of michael bloomberg but he's not that tall. >> he himself is probably 32 ounces. >> bill: i think the idea -- you talk about how unhealthy they are and i get that. and all of that sugar and eve
: thank you for your service. >> caller: -- the biggest lie is that he is not a united states citizen. >> john: uh-huh. >> caller: they have an ad in milwaukee about women's rights and how the president is going to take it away and that's another great lie about what the president is going to do for our daughters and stuff, and if people would have watched the convention and all of the women that spoke and the different things -- >> john: exactly. >> caller: -- they know that this president is very compassionate and he is strictly for women. >> john: right on. thank you so much for your call. we'll be right back on the "bill press show." >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." ♪ from silver screens... to flat screens... twizzlerize your entertainment everyday with twizzlers the twist you can't resist. you've heard bill's views, now let's hear yours. politically direct means no b.s. in politics today. >>at the only on-line forum with a direct line to bill press. >>it's something i've been waiting for a long time. >>join the debate now. ♪ >> announcer: on your rad
. i get the spirit of it. >> not much change in the top selling beers in the united states. chicago-based market research firm similar symphony ri has bud light selling the most cases of beers in supermarkets, drugstores and gas stations for $5.4 billion in sales last year. but wiser coors light, miller lite and natural lite round out the top five. the closest brews of what could be considered a craft beer are yingling and blue moon at number 19 on that list. >> bill: that is all taken before the recipe of the white house beer was released. that having been released over the weekend -- >> stay tuned! >> bill: stay tuned. i think it is honey blonde, honey brown. there are three of them. honey brown honey blonde. i forget the third one. as soon as i get back to washington, i'm going to get that recipe. i'm determined to get my hands on a bottle of that beer. talk to all of my friends at the white house. as we said, here at the democratic national convention, expect a different kind of show. i think a much more
of the united states. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." >>oh really? >>tax cuts don't create jobs. the golden years as the conservatives call them, we had the highest tax rates, and the highest amount of growth, and the highest amount of jobs. those are facts. >>"if you ever raise taxes on the rich, you're going to not true! >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." >> bill: 33 minutes after the hour now. here we go. the "full court press" on this tuesday morning. september 18. you know what it means. tuesdays at this time around the "full court press," it is judd time. tuesdays with judd. judd legum from think progress. judd, great to see you again. >> great to see you. >> bill: the big topic of the day you've been writing about it at think progress, not surprising you're on top of all of this breaking news, a individual yes released by mother jones. they got ahold of the video. they breached the second part of it today. this is mitt romney at a fund-raiser down in boca raton florida, in may. may 15 i think it was. $50,0
. crack that window. >> bill: why not open the door. hello? he wants to be president of the united states? >> that's a weird thing to say. >> bill: six year old, mommy why can't we open the window. okay. >> some people were saying, oh, it was clearly a joke. i'm not so sure. and even if it was a joke okay. it's a weird joke to make when you are talk about -- >> fire. >> -- fair and safety of the people you love in a public forum like that. >> bill: i have heard this three times. it doesn't sound like a joke. >> it doesn't sound like a joke. he just sounds like a doofus. >> bill: he is a doofus. neil king is going to be in as a friend of bill in the next hour. we'll be joined by eliot spitzer, and yes, everybody is talking football. but first -- >> announcer: this is the "full court press" >> speaking of football vegas sports bookies were very busy following the blown call monday night. at least $500 million changed hands in the sports book close to a record for an nfl game. the one call made bookies rake in $250 million. betters lost $250 million instantly. vegas experts
the president of the united states is up to today. he's got one event on his schedule today. staying at a resort outside of charlotte, about 35 minutes out of town by the way. he will be working on his speech, rehearsing his speech and delivering his speech tonight here at the democratic national convention. more importantly, maybe what's coming up next hour together here, great line-up. congressman sandy levin from michigan will be here to give us a look at whether we're going to be able to keep michigan blue. should after all that president obama has done to save the auto industry there. dennis von roekel, head of the national education association will be joining us to talk about the republican war on teachers. and robby mook who is the executive director of the democratic congressional campaign committee to take a look at the chances of getting at least 25 -- picking up 25 new seats and keeping the -- bringing the house back to democratic control. we'll be right back. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." [ ♪
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